by Borderstan.com May 24, 2009 at 8:09 am 0

Logan Circle is named for John A. Logan, a Civil War general and later a member of Congress from his native Illinois. (Photo: Wikipedia.com.)

Logan Circle is named for John A. Logan, a Civil War general and later a member of Congress from his native Illinois. (Photo: Wikipedia.com.)

As a native Illinoisan, I like this. The Logan Circle Community Association (LCCA), Illinois State Society and the National Park Service are holding the annual Memorial Day Commemoration starting at 12:30 p.m.

In case you didn’t know, Logan Circle is name for Civil War General John Alexander Logan, an Illinoisan. He was later a U.S. representative and senator (Republican) from The Prairie State and the 1884 candidate for vice president on the GOP ticket.

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by Borderstan.com May 24, 2009 at 2:00 am 0

Cafe Saint-Ex is hosting a Chili Cook Off on Memorial Day (Monday) to benefit Ross Elementary School. (Image: Cafe Saint-Ex Web site.)

Cafe Saint-Ex is hosting a Chili Cook Off on Memorial Day (Monday) to benefit Ross Elementary School. (Image: Cafe Saint-Ex Web site.)

Cafe Saint-Ex at 14th and T NW… one of absolute favorite places in the hood. Nice to see them showing what good neighbors I know them to be. They are having a Chili Cook Off on Memorial Day to benefit Ross Elementary School at 1730 R Street NW:

Cafe Saint-Ex Chili Cook off this Monday the 25th, noon to 4 p.m. at 14th and T. Ten to 12 different kinds of Chili from Vegetrian to Seafood, Peroni beer specials and activities for kids. Please see attachment for more info.
Good cause, good food. Hope to see you all.

by Borderstan.com May 24, 2009 at 2:00 am 1 Comment

Northeast corner of 15th and U NW. The Campbell Heights apartment complex was built in 1978, replacing The Dunbar Hotel. (Image: Greater Greater Washington site.)

Northeast corner of 15th and U NW. The Campbell Heights apartment complex was built in 1978, replacing The Dunbar Hotel, which was demolished in 1974. (Image: Greater Greater Washington site.)

From Greater Greater Washington, “Then and now: The Dunbar Hotel”… the photo above shows the Campbell Heights apartment complex for senior citizens at the northeast corner of 15th and U Streets NW. Click here to see the old Dunbar Hotel. The hotel was important in segregated Washington because it was an elite hotel for African-Americans who were unable to stay in other similar hotels.

by Borderstan.com May 23, 2009 at 7:11 am 0

MONDAY: The 2009 National Memorial Day Parade on Constitution Avenue begins at 2 p.m. (Photo: NMDP Web site.)

MONDAY: The 2009 National Memorial Day Parade on Constitution Avenue begins at 2 p.m. (Photo: NMDP Web site.)

The following street closures in DC are from Alert DC… plus links to three major events in the area this Memorial Day Weekend (including Borderstan, of course!).

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by Borderstan.com May 23, 2009 at 6:46 am 0

The 1500-block of Swann Street NW. (Photo: WasWoWashington at Panoramio on Google Maps.)

The 1500-block of Swann Street NW. (Photo: WasWoWashington at Panoramio on Google Maps.)

It’s summer… be careful out there. From Police Service Area (PSA) 208 reports:

“Robbery Force and Violence in the 1500 Swann Street NW (PSA 208). Suspects 1, 2, and 3 struck the complainant in the face knocking him to the ground and stole property from him. Subjects were male teenagers, wearing jeans, blue T shirts, and red cap.”

See safety tips from MPD.

by Borderstan.com May 23, 2009 at 6:26 am 1 Comment

Check out the calendar of events for the Washington metro area at "What's On - Washington, DC." (Image: Google.)

Check out the calendar of events for the Washington metro area at “What’s On – Washington, DC.” (Image: Google.)

I found this great calendar of events through Logan Circle News on Yahoo! Groups. It’s called “What’s On – Washington, DC” and you can see details for major events in the Washington metro area by specific day and area. Check it out.

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by Borderstan.com May 22, 2009 at 6:20 am 0

Photo taken on boardwalk in Huntington Beach, CA: "Surf City: Huntington Beach." (Photo: Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day, February 2008.)

Photo taken on boardwalk in Huntington Beach, CA: “Surf City: Huntington Beach.” (Photo: Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day, February 2008.)

Happy Friday and Happy Memorial Day Weekend, Borderstanians. Is it summer yet? Of course, in DC we often wonder by August, “Is summer over yet?” However, I could deal with endless summer in southern California.

Luis took this photo on the boardwalk in Huntington Beach, CA, during a trip to southern California in February 2008. The city is famous as “Surf City USA.” More photos here from Luis.

by Borderstan.com May 22, 2009 at 6:00 am 0

psa208The following post is by MPD 2nd District Commander Matthew Klein. Police Service Area (PSA) 208 covers the Dupont Circle area and part of the Kalorama Circle neighborhood. West Borderstan west of 15th) is part of PSA 208.

From Commander Klein:

PSA 208 Residents: “I would like to thank you for the time and energy each of you has devoted to our partnership efforts and for your support in reducing crime in our neighborhoods.  It is evident through our community and police partnerships we have been successful in reducing crime and making our streets safer.  I would like to take this opportunity to briefly share the results of our hard work, and share some preventative tips with you.” – Commander Matthew Klein, MPD Second District

April 18, 2008 – May 17, 2008
Compared to April 18, 2009 – May 17, 2009:

  • Burglary: DOWN 71%
  • Theft from auto: DOWN 21%
  • Robbery: DOWN 8%

March 19, 2009 – April 17, 2009
Compared to April 18, 2009 – May 17, 2009:

  • Burglary: DOWN 67%
  • Theft from auto: DOWN 24%
  • Robbery: DOWN 27%

by Borderstan.com May 21, 2009 at 12:43 pm 2 Comments

Someone once said that the night is darkest before dawn… Okay, I swiped that from Batman, but for many of us, 4 am is an hour we do not want to see during the work week.  Unfortunately, my personal joker is an evil paper delivery guy who needs to be awake at 4 am–and he is taking us with him.

For the past month, I have been at war with the paper guy who plays ridiculously loud music a few times a week, usually between 3:50 and 5 am. At this point I feel like I am part of a Chevy Chase flick, because I am sure that said paper guy has no idea that we are at war. After opening my window and glaring at him–which somehow proved useless, I decided I needed to do something. I need sleep!

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by Borderstan.com May 21, 2009 at 10:26 am 0

Jeans with a dress? OMG. Furthermore, can someone out there please educate me as to what a pohaconta might be?

This Police Alert is from last night: “Police Alert-ROBBERY SNATCH. ROOBERY 2203 HOURS_1200 BLOCK OF 19TH  Street NW.  L/O for 2 B/M. S/1 B/M wearing a womens dress female jeans and a pohaconta. No lookout for S-2. DO NOT TAKE ACTION. CALL 911 W/EVENT #120090263870.”

by Borderstan.com May 21, 2009 at 5:54 am 1,017 0

The Euro Trash truck. (Photo: Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

The Euro Trash truck. (Photo: Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

Hey, I am not calling anyone names. It’s on the back of the truck in this photo posted at One Photograph A Day. Luis says he spotted the Euro Trash truck in Borderstan at 15th and S Streets NW. According to Wikipedia, “eurotrash” may refer to:

 

by Borderstan.com May 19, 2009 at 9:08 pm 0

From the DC Examiner:

D.C. a job haven for new grads

The District of Columbia was named the country’s best big city for recent college graduates, based on the job market and cost of living, in a recent list compiled by Richard Florida, a business professor at the University of Toronto and author of “Who’s Your City: How the Places We Pick Shape the Lives We Lead.” New college graduates shunned by the gloomiest job market in decades are turning to Washington for some hope.

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